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“ Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” Howdy Folks, hen one becomes President of Cattle Growers’, and has to write these letters, a few things happen. First you know you are addressing the members giving them an update on your actions. Second, you get to ruminate on politics or other events affecting the country, and third, you remember why you didn’t like English in high school. You write a letter, turn around three times and Caren reminds you of your next deadline. We had a good Northeast regional meeting in Roy in conjunction with the Northeastern New Mexico Livestock Association on May 2. Close to 80 people attended, and got an update on different challenges affecting us. We also heard from different Republican candidates that were invited by the Harding County Republican Party. Later in the week, the Bell Ranch was one of the stops on the Gate to Plate Tour. The New Mexico Beef Council should get a big “Thank You” from the livestock industry for having this. They show a lot of folks that don’t have a clue about our industry the real story of how beef gets in the store. Our country has really become divided in the thoughts on border security since my last letter. I commend the Arizona Legislature and their Governor Jan Brewer for signing a bill that actually wants the U.S. government to enforce a law that has already passed on the national level. There are a lot of happenings along the border — on the U.S. side — that are not being reported. It would be such a shock to the common citizen in Ohio, if they heard what is really happening. I have heard some disturbing things and I think our blessings of liberty are being infringed upon in one way when a woman in south Texas has to wear a pistol on her hip while cleaning house, but thank God she still has the liberty to have that pistol. Illegals have broken into her home three times at different times of day. This family has put up an electrified chain link fence around their home with signs of warning, both in English and Spanish. These incidents are increasing in an alarming rate. There are more OTM’s (Other than Mexican) crossing our border than ever before. It is hard for me to believe that Asian, Middle Easterners, Indonesians, etc. are crossing the Mexican border illegally for a piece of the American dream. If any American is stopped by a law officer for some type of infraction, we have to produce some sort of identification. Is this racial profiling towards us? I wish the news agencies would take the gloves off and really report what is truly happening. I think it is time for the country to know the truth and take action. We owe it to our forefathers and to our posterity. This has been the best spring we’ve had in a long time. I can’t remember the last time it was getting green in March. Wildflowers are in bloom, grass is green, and there’s not too much dust in the branding pens. Life is good. Hope to see you in Ruidoso in June. Caren and Michelle are working hard to put on another great meeting. May God bless you,

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Rex Wilson Carrizozo President Elect

Jose Varela Lopez Santa Fe Northeast V.P.

Louis Montoya La Plata Northwest V.P.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

USPS 381-580

FEATURES

NEW MEXICO STOCKMAN

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The Sheep Industry – Not For the Weak

Write or call: P.O. Box 7127 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87194 505/243-9515 Fax: 505/998-6236 E-mail: caren@aaalivestock.com

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Japan Declares State of Emergency

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U.S. Beef Exports Increase, Cattle Prices Follow Suit

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N.M. Cattle Growers’ Association President’s Letter

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News Update

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N.M Livestock Board Update

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N.M. CowBelles Jingle Jangle

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N.M. Beef Council Bullhorn

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The Humane Conflict by DR. JIM HUMPHRIES, Veterinary News Network here’s a battle brewing and it is not terrorism or presidential politics. This conflict centers on our domesticated pets and is generating heated debates, controversial laws and impassioned pleas for help. On the surface, the welfare of America’s pets seems to be at the center of the battle, but are there deeper, more sinister motives? The images are designed to enflame our anger and tug at our hearts. Severely matted dogs, wounded cats, and emaciated horses linger on the television screen and in our minds. Throughout the ninety second infomercial, celebrity voices plead with us to open our hearts, and our wallets, to save these poor creatures. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has spent more than 50 years standing on the front lines in the battle against animal cruelty. From raids on “puppy mills” and animal hoarders to helping enact legislation for more humane conditions at farms and feedlots, HSUS considers itself the largest and most effective animal protection organization in the world. So, with such a positive agenda, why would anyone criticize their efforts? Critics of HSUS claim that the tear-jerking commercials mislead animal lovers into donating $19 per month that is then used to fuel questionable lobbying efforts, pay six figure salaries and fund yet more infomercials. HumaneWatch.org, a watchdog website dedicated to “watching the Humane Society”, issued a press release detailing a survey in which more than 70 percent of respondents believed that HSUS is an “umbrella organization for local humane societies”. Not true. Beyond that, more than 60 percent of surveyed adults believe that their local animal shelter is actively associated with HSUS. Fifty-nine percent believed that HSUS used “most of its money” to provide care and support at their local humane organizations. Again not true. The FAQ section on the HSUS website says “local humane societies and SPCAs are independent entities and are not run by the HSUS.” Furthermore, HumaneWatch has evaluated IRS forms from HSUS and found that less than ½ of 1 percent of donated monies went to the care of dogs and cats in local shelters. The total returned to local shelters was less than $500,000 for 2008 out of $100 Million dollars raised! More than $2 million went to the Californians for Humane Farms, a political committee that was the driving force behind

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efforts have helped pass animal protection bills in almost every state. Their lobbying controversial Proposition 2. Production and legislative experience enables them to animal experts say the bill is fraught with take on larger animal welfare concerns unintended consequences. They claim it is beyond the reach of local groups. a law based on emotion and not But, critics are increasingly science, and one that has the concerned that HSUS is transparpotential to cause a dramatic rise ent with how donations from milSome agricultural groups in the cost of food and put many lions of animal lovers are being farmers out of business. spent. Many who donate to HSUS believe that this type of law is Some agricultural groups see their local shelter struggle merely a stepping stone towards believe that this type of law is financially to care for the homemerely a stepping stone towards less and stray pets in their comremoving meat from our diet. removing meat from our diet. munity. They believe their donaThe Humane Society counters tion to HSUS is going to help HumaneWatch claims by stating those animals. Instead, it appears that they “provide direct care for thou- Missouri (HSMO), along with many other that the bulk of American’s donations fund sands of animals at our sanctuaries and local groups, ended up caring for the 450 efforts to make laws based on emotion rescue facilities”. What is left unsaid is that dogs rescued that day. But, in spite of rather than fact and, of course, for more these five facilities are focused on the care receiving extensive media attention and fundraising. of wildlife and animals “rescued” from cir- using images of one of the dogs as a fundIf you wish to help your local shelter cuses, zoos, farms and laboratories. While raising initiative, the HSUS did not ini- give to them directly where you know your HSUS does not run an actual shelter, it tially contribute any monies to the dogs’ money and your time will be used to help does provide funding for many spay/neuter care. Finally, after an outcry on many pet pets in your community. Talk with your organizations. blogs, $5,000 was given to one of the res- veterinarian or local shelter manager Even local animal shelters and humane cue groups. about what groups have the biggest needs groups are often left wondering about the Still, as an animal protection organiza- and how you can help. It’s the best way to motives of HSUS. Some small shelters tion, HSUS has done much to help crimi- insure that your donation will have the n have been overwhelmed with animals after nalize abuse of animals. Their legislative biggest impact! continued from page 12

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ven though the sheep industry is seeing the highest lamb prices in history and best wool market since 1988, combined with record prices on breeding and cull ewes, sheep production in United States is no fairy tale. But it may not be as dire as it seems. The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) has convened the Re-Build The Sheep Industry Committee with the goal of creating programs that will appropriately and effectively assist producers from all regions of the country with the expansion of their operations. Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that sheep numbers are slowly contracting, ASI has conducted research that indicates that sheep number may in fact be as high as 1.2 million head more than previously reported. The news is not quite so good on the New Mexico front. The fact is that in this state the sheep industry has “contracted” by over 80 percent in the past 30 years. While cattle numbers have declined slightly over this same time period, with the increase in the state’s dairy industry, that decline is miniscule in comparison. According to a survey conducted this past winter by ASI, the problems facing the Mountain/ Desert Region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Col-

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Wool May Help clean up gulf oil spill by KATE SANTICH / ORLANDO SENTINEL air salons, pet grooming shops and wool farmers may seem like an unlikely bunch to help clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But growing numbers of potential donors are shipping their locks to a nonprofit that makes something called “hair booms” — nylon leggings stuffed with hair that can be used to sop up oil. Hair, it turns out, is particularly efficient at this — as anyone who has gone a little too long between shampoos can attest. Workers in the gulf are already using plastic containment boons, but the San Francisco-based nonprofit Matter of Trust has been making the more

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New Mexico’s sheep industry has shrunk (although some wools won’t any more), it remains an extremely viable portion of the state’s $6 billon agricultural industry with income generated within the industry of nearly $7 million dollars in 2008. Statistics indicate that the wool market is the bright light in New Mexico. The number of sheep shorn dropped by 15,000 head between 2007 and 2008 (the latest numbers available), but the value of that wool was up by about $100,000. The quality of that wool is high and New Mexico is fortunate that it has maintained a strong marketing infrastructure. Additionally, several producers in the state have been innovative in market New Mexico lamb. A visit to the annual Ag Fest Reception and the Roundhouse Feed during the Legislature demonstrates how well the public likes New Mexico lamb. New Mexico has a seat on the “ReBuilding” Committee. Come to the Annual Convention at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and see what comes next, along with an update from USDA and briefings on numerous other issues. The challenges to the sheep industry are not always clear, but the determination of the industry’s producers in New Mexico doesn’t weaken. n

U.S. Wool Market Up Sharply in Late March Sales n the last week of April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported the sale of 1.1 million lbs. of wool on a clean basis, about one-third of which was from a Roswell Wool sale with the remainder from country trades in the respective regions. The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) reported that prices include classed and skirted wools, which likely accounted for more than half of the traded volume in late March which usually receives a 10 to 20 cents/lb. clean premium (4/2/10). USDA/AMS also reported staple length, with wools less than 76 mm (three inches) were discounted 10 to 20 cents/lb. clean (4/2/10). Overall, international and domestic demand is strong this year, with price increases mirroring the Australian market. Will Griggs, manager at Utah Wool Marketing Association, commented, “In my opinion, foreign buyers are more comfortable now in the U.S. market.” U.S. wools perform as expected. In late March, in the Territory States, microns 21 to 26 averaged $1.42/lb. higher (or 96-percent higher) than a year ago April.

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When Nor98-like scrapie-infected sheep show signs, they usually manifest the same as classical scrapie: loss of coordination, gait abnormalities, collapse while running, tremors, loss of condition, leg biting, nibble response and/or behavior changes. However, the intense rubbing often associated with classical scrapie has not been reported in animals diagnosed with Nor98-like scrapie. “Number one, we know that Nor98-like scrapie is out there. I think it is more a continued on page 20

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The most important distinction between the two diseases is that unlike classical scrapie, Nor98-like scrapie is either not transmitted or very poorly transmitted under natural conditions. The generally accepted scientific view is that Nor98-like scrapie is a spontaneous degenerative brain condition that naturally occurs in a small proportion of older sheep and goats. Laboratory findings readily distinguish Nor98-like scrapie from classical scrapie. Nor98-like scrapie has been found in all countries with active surveillance programs in place; classical scrapie has not been found in some of these countries. In addition, while classical scrapie tends to appear in clusters and usually infects more than one animal within a flock, Nor98-like scrapie is evenly distributed in the sheep and goat population and is rarely found in more than one animal in a flock. “Nor98-like scrapie does not have the same genetic risk factors as classical scrapie. Nor98-like scrapie has shown up in RR sheep,” says Jim Logan, DVM, chair of the American Sheep Industry Association’s Animal Health Committee. “However, it is important to remember that Nor98-like scrapie appears to be spontaneous or sporadic, not infectious.” Sheep that are resistant to classical scrapie (RR or QR at codon 171) are susceptible to Nor98-like scrapie. The genotypes at highest risk for Nor98-like scrapie are those that have H at codon 154 or F at codon 141 (i.e. AHQ or AFRQ alleles).

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HOUSTON CHAMP Sydney Witte, Clint, Texas showed the Grand Champion Lamb at the 2010 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. She also topped the sale and set a record, selling the prize lamb for $190,000. As part of the its’ mission of youth education, the Stock Show & Rodeo retained $150,000 for scholarships for inner-city youth. Sydney is the daughter of Jon & Staci Witte and the granddaughter of Jerry and Fita Witte, Las Cruces, N.M. Pictured with Sydney is her proud sister, Carlie Shea, and the Lamb Show Judge Brad Ellerbrock, Atkinson, Illinois. Sydney has shown the Grand Champion Lamb at the State Fair of Texas and the Fort Worth Livestock Show in previous years.

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spontaneous thing. It’s probably been around for a long time and only recently been identified by newer tests. Since you can’t tell it apart clinically from classical scrapie, if something shows up with symptoms, tissues should be submitted to a lab for diagnosis,” says Logan. What Does this Mean for Producers?

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cially identified, eartags will be applied to those sheep and goats that were exposed. An inventory of all sheep, goats and embryos will be performed, and a Nor98like scrapie flock plan and five-year monitoring plan will be developed with the producer. Importantly, all exposed sheep and goats that have been officially identified will be classified as low-risk exposed animals, allowing the owner to move them from the premise for any reason, including sale. “This new strategy gives us an opportunity to monitor Nor98-like scrapie when it shows up. We shouldn’t ignore it, but we need to keep it in perspective,” says Logan, adding “I think that the industry itself needs to appreciate the fact that APHIS has handled this issue with logic and common sense.” To learn more about classical scrapie, Nor98-like scrapie and any updates to the scrapie pilot control project, visit www. aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_ n disease/scrapie/.

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U.S. beef exports increase, and cattle prices follow suit by DAN PILLER, Des Moines Register he world appears to be regaining its taste for American beef. The U.S. Meat Export Federation reports that during the first quarter of this year, beef exports were up 22 percent in volume, to 346 million pounds, from the same period last year. Those increased exports are helping boost prices for cattle producers 10 to 15 percent this year, an increase that is expected to reach consumers in the supermarket. Beef exports amounted to 10.6 percent of overall beef production in March, compared with 9.4 percent in the same month a year earlier. “Exports add an average of $127 in value per steer or heifer,” said Nancy Degner, executive director of the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Prices for cattle vary widely according to age and grade but generally range from $900 to $1,500. The rebound is fragile, however. A rising dollar caused cattle prices to plunge Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Feeder cattle traded in the $110 per hundredweight range and live cattle traded around $93 on fears that the stronger dollar may interrupt what has been a promising surge in foreign sales. Iowa is the nation’s fourth-largest cattle feeding state, with a population of about 3.9 million animals. Cattle sales annually amount to between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in cash for Iowa’s economy. The cattle industry is actually recovering from two recessions. The most recent was the worldwide economic downturn that cut export demand last year. A more serious slump began in 2003 with the discovery of mad cow disease in some cattle, which closed the doors of some major foreign buyers, most prominently Japan. The Japanese still refuse to allow any U.S. cattle over 21 months old into their markets. At the time of the mad cow crisis in 2003, exports amounted to more than 13 percent of U.S. production. That percentage fell to 3.7 percent in 2004 and made it back to 11 percent by 2008 before slipping again last year because of the economic slump. Exports are more urgent because of the slow erosion in the U.S. market. Last year the average American ate less than 60 pounds of beef. As recently as 1970, Americans ate

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more than 80 pounds of beef per capita. Pork exports weren’t as impressive in the first quarter, up just 1 percent. But that figure is likely to rise after the announcement Friday that China has agreed to accept shipments of U.S. pork. China closed its market to American pork last year because of the H1N1 flu virus scare. In 2008 China was the No. 3 destination for U.S. pork, importing more than 881 million pounds. “This is tremendous news for U.S. pork producers,” said National Pork Producers Council President Sam Carney of Adair. n

Animals’ Right to Privacy Denied by Wildlife Documentaries, Says Researcher NewsCore / FOX News nimals filmed for television wildlife documentary series are denied their right to privacy, a leading U.K. academic claimed in a report that emerged late in April. Dr. Brett Mills of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, southeastern England, analyzed the behind-the-scenes footage of the BBC documentary series “Nature’s Great Events.” The series followed animals such as polar bears, African elephants and humpback whales during epic annual environmental events. Mills examined the way in which the animals were filmed and concluded that animals, like humans, have a basic right to privacy that the documentary filmmakers ignored by filming their most intimate moments. He said that the show’s producers only considered the mechanics of filming, using the latest equipment to capture previously unseen natural events, and did not take into account the ethics of broadcasting an animal mating, giving birth and dying. Mills’ report, published in the latest edition of “Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies”, claimed that this is speciesism and that in order to make a successful wildlife documentary, filmmakers must inevitably deny many species the right to privacy. However Piers Warren, the founder of interest group Filmmakers for Conservation, disagreed with Mills’ claims. “How can you say whether an animal wants to filmed? No animal will undern stand the concept,” he said.

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said. “Several other tests are available, but none are what you would call a “chute-side” test — something that can be done simply and accurately in the field.” Existing tests for the disease are only about 80 percent accurate. Currently, the most common diagnostic is a skin test, similar to the one done on humans for tuberculosis diagnosis. The animal is injected with a mixture of Mycobacterial proteins. If it has been exposed to TB, the animal will show a strong immune response. The sensitivity, time to result continued on page 26

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and interpretation of the results are difficult with the skin-test, Mukundan explained. Confirmation of diagnosis is typically done by laboratory culture. This, however, takes several weeks, because the bacterium that causes bovine tuberculosis grows very slowly and is difficult to culture. The Los Alamos team’s research focuses on the use of optical waveguides as the sensor platform. Waveguides are comprised of a material with a high refractive index, surrounded on all sides with a material of lower refractive index. This arrangement allows for the selective propagation of light through the material of high refractive index, creating an intense optical field. Detection of biological processes within this field offers certain advantages in terms of sensitivity and specificity. The team has previously adapted the technology for detection of biomarkers associated with other diseases, such as breast cancer and influenza, Mukundan explained. “The Los Alamos test takes 15 minutes, and is much more rapid than the conventional skin test,” she said. “We are working to develop patterns of recognition that will result in a quick, accurate test, and a limited suite of biomarkers to ensure its sensitivity and specificity. We are currently working on evaluating feasibility in infected animals and we hope to have more results by the end of the year. The research was supported by New Mexico Small Business Assurance funding. Initial research was sponsored by Gonzales Dairy, Yesterday’s Valley Ranch, Inc., Steve Warshawer, Track L Ranch, and JX Cattle Company, LLC. The technology being developed can also be used for human disease diagnosis. “This is an exciting project, with many potential uses. With this tool, we hope to be able to detect small concentrations of biomarkers in the body that conventional technology cannot detect at this time. It has already shown promise in diagnosing influenza and breast cancer.” “Until recently, there was a lower degree of interest in bovine TB and the expression of biomarkers as a diagnostic method had never been studied. We are hopeful that our data will be valuable in the study of disease and beneficial to the n nation.”

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jinglejangle ew Mexico has 95 individual CowBelle members and 21 associate members of American National CattleWomen. For a mere $35, new individual members can join forces with cattle women from all over the country and help our industry benefit from a strong national organization. CowBelles and CattleWomen from New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California met in Prescott, AZ, April 29-May 1 for the ANCW Region VI Conference. The 13-member New Mexico delegation took notes since New Mexico CowBelles will host Region VI in 2011. It will be hard to compete with the informative and entertaining Prescott meeting but Rachel Ricklefs, NMCB Region VI Chair, will see that we do! Arizona is a four-season state and we drove through all four on the way to Prescott. Everything that could fall from the sky or be picked up from the ground was swirled around by high winds. Snow plus dirt equals snirt. The meeting took place at the historic Hassayampa Inn in downtown Prescott which has four stories and one old elevator from the movies that someone official had to operate. Several of us impatient people climbed a lot of stairs to our 3rd and 4th story rooms. I discovered that I was not the only one my age with worn-out knees. But that little bit of exercise was our only defense against the great meals and munchies the Arizona CowBelles provided. We were greeted by Jill Ginn, ANCW President-Elect, who spoke about the importance to the beef industry of ANCW programs such as the Beef Cook-Off and the Beef Ambassador Program. ANCW President Lana Slaten, who spoke at our NMCB Annual Meeting, was also in attendance. Stewart Jacobson, a veteran food inspector with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, gave us a talk about beef safety that I wish consumers could have heard. Worth noting was that it has been several years since even one case of antibiotic residue in beef has been detected in Arizona beef processing plants. Steve Brophy, Arizona Cattle Growers, Bas Aja, Arizon Beef Council, and Andy Groseta, NCBA Past President, spoke passionately about our open border problem

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and the loss of their friend Rob Krentz. Arizona Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce cleared up misinformation about SB 1070 that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law. Too bad the protesters we passed in Sedona were not there to hear him speak. Charlene Ledet, a U of A Legislative Lobbyist, gave us some tips on effective lobbying. As CowBelles, it is now our job to pass on what we learned to the people who need to hear it. The 2009 National Beef Cook-Off winner, Mary Hawkes, was the special guest at a luncheon at the Hassayampa. Her winning recipe, Sonoma Steaks with Vegetables Bocconcini, is in the new Cook-Off brochure available from our N.M. Beef Council. At the end of the first meeting day, minds boggled by information-overload were soothed by a tour of former ANCW President Vicki Wilkinson’s lovely ranch home in Chino Valley and a hearty, tri-tip, dutch oven dinner. The final meeting day began with ANCW Committee Reports. Kathryn Malcolm-Callis does an excellent job as Education Committee Chair. Barbara Jackson, Region VI Director, gave a workshop on the efforts of PETA and HSUS to eliminate all animal agriculture. After a break and the best brownies I have ever eaten in my life, it was time for State Presidents’ Reports. If you want to be a mover and shaker, do what I do. Get hopped up on brownies and then get up and give a report in front of a room full of people. There was a whole lot of shaking going on. Region VI elections gave New Mexico two more ANCW committee members. Linda Lee was elected to the Beef Promotion Committee and I will serve on the Legislation and Issues Committee. I also volunteered for the Funding Development Committee with Fita Witte’s help. (I still have the bruises.) It is funny how rewarding it is to get away from the troubles we experience on our ranches by driving somewhere beautiful, eating a lot of somebody else’s agricultural products, and commiserating with other ranchers about the troubles we experience on our ranches. Go figure? Our next opportunity to get away and commiserate is at the Beef Ambassador Contest, NMCB

and NMCGA Mid-Year Meetings and NMSU Short Course at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, June 27-29. This Inn has several elevators. There is even one from the parking garage that lets you off in a casino. Carnivores Unite! Upcoming Events:

June 27. . . . . . . Beef Ambassador Contest, 1:30 p.m. June 28 . . . . . NMCB Mid-Year Meeting, 8:15 a.m. June 27-29. . . NMCGA Mid-Year Meeting July 27-Aug 1 . ANCW / Cattle Industry Summer Conference — Karen Kelling President, New Mexico CowBelles ••••• resident Kim Clark opened the Copper Cowbelle meeting held at Eat Your Heart Out Catering on April 13, 2010. New members Donna Tillman and Gale Moore’s guest, Judy O’Loughlin were introduced. The Dutch Oven Cookoff in Glenwood was a success, an $800 donation to the community park resulted. The cookbooks from the event are for sale at Aunt Judy’s Attic. Agri Marketing is encouraging everyone to watch the show Food Inc on PBS on Earth Day. Kim wants group to consider having junior women to be a part of Copper. Group was asked to invite a potential member in this age group to the June meeting. Judy dePedro gave a report on the March District III meeting, which was well attended and very informative. Quotes on bumper stickers for the marketing committee are being sought and blank cards provided asking for suggestions on marketing campaigns. A sign up sheet for the Ranch Days in Alma was passed around along with a sheet to sign up to bake cookies for the event. Kim presented a fact sheet on New Mexico agriculture. It contained statistics on revenue and production. She recommended two websites: ANCW.org and www.explorebeef.org and emphasized getting out the word for Earth Day that ranchers are good stewards of the land. Cowboy Days will be held June 5 this year in conjunction with the PRCA Rodeo. The group will have a table of beef information like last year. Kim requested help for the Cowboy Calcutta held with the rodeo (a fundraiser for Cowboys for Cancer) and it was decided to donate $100 in beef certificates to the sorority that prepares the dinner for the

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fundraiser. Submitted by Pat Hunt, substituting for Sally Raphael The Chuckwagon CowBelles met on May 11, 2010 at the Alpine Alley Café with 17 members present. Corina Neish, Home Economist for the Torrance County Extension Office, presented the program. Her talk titled, “Fats: You can’t live without them” emphasized moderate fat intake. Corina provided two taste tests involving margarine and butter and various oils. The group learned of the current science and research surrounding fats, and the bottom line is that nature knows best! Whichever genre of fats taste the best, that should be the one to consume and moderation is the key. Jenny Anglen said the school trips out to her farm went very well. The kids learned a lot and are planning on coming back! It was decided to sponsor a coffee break during the mid-year meeting for $25. Chuckwagon’s State Fair Beef Booth dates are September 10 and 12 in the afternoons. Toni announced that Wednesday, May 12 the group has a booth at the Indian Livestock Days at the Route 66 Casino from 8:00 until 3:00. Toni read a letter from Owaissa Heimann encouraging enrollment

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in the Master of Beef Advocacy Program online. Toni also read an appeal from the Ronald McDonald House that resulted in $100 donation. Mid-year Meeting will be June 27-29 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, N.M. The Beef Ambassador contest will be Sunday, June 27 at 1:30 pm. Deadline for contest sign-up is June 1. Venita Shaw gave a Region VI report. One entire program was dedicated to the Border Issue, there were fund-raising ideas, and Barbara Jackson gave a talk on the Humane Society of the United States and its animal rights agenda. The next meeting will be at Toni Barrow’s house WITH HER NEW KITCHEN(!) on June 8 in Belen, New Mexico. Christy Carbon-Gaul will give a presentation on family estate planning. Respectfully Submitted by Babbi Baker The Powderhorn CowBelles held a style show April 24 for the benefit of the local scholarship fund. Each year a scholarship is awarded in both De Baca and Guadalupe counties. Group enjoyed a breakfast furnished by members in a hall decorated with colorful tablecloths and spring flowering plants provided by Karla White. An exhibition of spring fashions by CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation) was shown by independent consultant May-Ann Hamil-

ton-Macari from New Braunfels, Texas. May-Ann holds shows in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California and especially enjoyed coming to Ft. Sumner to share the current collection with the attendees. Assisting her were Sandy McKenna, hostess and her assistant Beverly Anne Overton and models Beverly Carter, Karen Cortese, Carolyn Geiler, Jaymie Washburn, Marilee Koontz, Kyra Grant and Amy Vaughan. Frances Hall was scheduled to model, but due to an unfortunate accident in which she broke a wrist, Dorothy Bilberry of Clovis, a local CowBelle member gracefully stepped in to fill the void. The event was enjoyed by all and Powderhorn CowBelles want to thank everyone for their support and participation. If there is enough interest, May-Ann will bring her fall collection back for the enjoyment of all. The CowBelles met at the home of Karen Kelling of Cuervo with nine members present. Guests Kristi Johnson and Katie Schade were introduced. Barbecue — The next CowBelle meeting will be held on June 8 at 9:00 a.m. (NOTE TIME DIFFERENCE) at the Ft. Sumner High School cafeteria, a workday to prepare food for the continued on page 33

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anching on Route 66 — Gate to Plate 2010, took an enthusiastic and involved bus load of media folk, influential political leaders, food industry leaders and opinion makers on the tour of a lifetime May 5-6. The New Mexico Beef Council’s premier educational event, the Gate to Plate Tour is offered only every other year, and each tour highlights a different region of New Mexico. Participants enjoyed a crash course intensive on ranching history, NM agriculture, water issues, wind energy, and the nuts and bolts of the industry, from the Clovis Livestock Auction to roping and branding. Every moment was powerpacked with visits to the T4 Ranch, Caprock Wind Project, Regen Dairy, Conchas Dam and Bell Ranch. Outstanding Industry experts including Daren Williams, NCBA director of communications, Caren Cowan, executive director of New Mexico Cattle Growers, Miles Culbertson, NM Livestock Board executive director, Manny Encinias, Tom Bertelle, Center of the Plate Specialist of Zanio’s Food, and many more, gave informative presentations on the bus and throughout the tour. Said Laura Brewer of Raton, reporter for the Trinidad Chronicle-News, “This was the most informative and best-organized tour I have ever participated in. I now have about twenty different ideas for stories I want to write.” Brewer’s initial two-part series on GTP has already been published. Dina Chacon-Reitzel, Executive Director of the New Mexico Beef Council, works with an excellent team to produce this biannual event, including Patty Waid, Lana Schulte, Becky Smith, and Sharon Niederman. “We are so proud of the quality of this event,” she says. “Nothing can replace the hands-on, up-close experience our participants receive, and nothing can get us more miles of promotion and education, with widespread and ongoing results.”

A Tommy Spindle, NMBC Chairman, and Lynn Hamrick, Taos filmmaker, observe the Clovis Livestock Auction. B New Mexico Livestock Board Executive Director Miles Culbertson gives a presentation aboard the GTP bus. C Senator Cisco McSorley of Albuquerque and Bill Anderson, General Manager of KRQE - TV 13, savor lunch together at Mom’s Cafe in Clovis. D Charlie Rogers welcomes the GTP attendees to the Clovis Livestock Auction. E The littlest cowgirls, Addison Bidegain and her cousin, Haylie, take a swing around the dance floor at the T4 barn dance. F NM Legislative Finance Committee Chairman David Abbey cowboys up at the T4.

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Chris Mathis of NMSU, and Dr. Jon Boren, NMSU director of Cooperative Education, share a lighthearted moment on the GTP tour. P Shoot first, eat later. Joe Griffin of KOAT-TV 7 and Andrew Razatos, executive chef of the Plaza Cafe in Santa Fe, have their eye on Comet II cinnamon rolls.

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Old Fort Days on June 12. On the 12th , two shifts, one from 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The later shift will be the clean-up group and the overlap will help to serve people. Members will be called to bring cake or cobbler. Ag in the Classroom: Training this year is to be July 8-10 at Portales and will be open to K through 5th grade teachers. The group voted to pay $150 to hold two places. If there are no teachers from Guadalupe or DeBaca Counties these places will go to teachers from the Albuquerque School District. The $ reservation is to be refunded. Club also voted to spend $150 toward expenses. Leigh Ann Marez reported that the District 4-H contest will be held in Ft. Sumner on June 16-17 with about 400 people. Food will be served at 5:00 p.m. on the 16 and they need volunteers to cut up tomatoes and lettuce and help serve food; Cowbelles will help. High-Pro will provide meat and buns. State Fair booth dates are tentative for the p.m. of Sept. 19 and all day on 22nd. Please let Sandy McKenna, Karen Kelling or Joan Key know if you can work. The group will host this year at State Midyear. Karen requests that sweet rolls or

muffins and possibly a favor for each attendee be provided. Karla White will work on favors for this meeting. After lunch, Leigh Ann Marez showed a slide show on the Beef Quality Assurance program. Following the slide show and Leigh Ann’s presentation, eight people took the test to become certified in BQA. The goal is to have all New Mexico beef producers take this class and test. Submitted by Carolyn Bedford, Secretary With 10 members present, Lariat CowBelles met May 12, at the Rabbit Ears Café. President Owaissa Heimann sent out information and applications for the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program to the presidents of New Mexico CowBelle locals. The American Cattlegrower’s Association is looking for sponsors for the mid-year meeting. Lariats will send a donation. Applications for the $200 Lariat Scholarship are due by July 15. Georgia and Brianna Kimsey and Owaissa Heimann have volunteered to man the booth at this year’s State Fair. Lariat members Pearl Sowers, Kay Stanley and Wanda Gard volunteered at the Union County Health Fair. Kathryn Malcolm-Callis gave a report on the Region 6 Meeting in Prescott, Ariz. The national program Adopt-A-Teacher sends a teacher resource

kit about modern day cattle production to a specified teacher or school. Lariats will donate a kit to a Clayton and Des Moines school. Lariat bylaws have been mailed to New Mexico CowBelles. Lariat CowBelles will again have an annual 4th of July Pie Sale. Members will make 3 9-inch pies or brownies or pan cookies in 9" x 13" pans. They will be sold for $2/slice or $12/pie. Lariats will provide another Eat Once, Dine Twice demonstration for a Father’s Day meal at Ranch Market in June. Date and recipe are pending. Owida Franz gave an excellent presentation “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate.” She provided suggestions on how to divide a deceased person’s belongings among family members without causing strife. The Five States Roundup committee met after the regular meeting. The next regular meeting of the Lariat CowBelles will be Wednesday, September 1, at the Wild Horse Steak House. Submitted by Marianne Rose, Reporter, Lariat CowBelles New Mexico CowBelles: Thank you to all who have submitted their news to “Jingle Jangle.” Please send minutes and/or newsletters to Jingle Jangle, Janet Witte, 1860 Foxboro Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88007 or email: janetwitte@msn.com

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GARY DALE PERRY, 59, San Antonio, N.M., headed for his last roundup on May 5, 2010. Born May 1, 1951, in Magdalena, N.M., Gary lived in Pie Town, Socorro, and near San Antonio. He was president and member of the Socorro County Fair and Rodeo Association for over 20 years and served as member and chairman of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District for over 15 years. He raised and trained registered Quarter horses and farmed north of San Antonio. He is survived by his wife, Vannetta, San Antonio; his sons, S/SGT Galen, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy; Dustin, San Antonio; and daughter, Brette, San Antonio; his parents Glenn and Betty Perry, San Antonio; brother, Larry (wife Michelle), Mountainair; sisters, Charlotte Jones (husband Wilton), San Antonio; Shanna Allison (husband Frank), Farmington; and Cheryl Crosley (husband Randy), Albuquerque; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. JERALD (JERRY) D. MORROW, 84, passed away May 16, 2010. He was a wellknown cattleman and dog trainer/breeder. Jerry was born October 25, 1925, to Ira D. and Martha Breen Morrow in Crested Butte, Co. His family owned and ran the Puritan Dairy in Kemmerer, Wyo. He served in the Air Force during WWII. He is a graduate of University of Wyoming completing a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science. He is survived by his wife, Connie Case Morrow, Pickens, MS; brother, George A. Morrow (wife, Sally), Dayton, VA; daughter, Martha Ann Morrow; and former wife, Dale Clark Morrow. He served in the agriculture industry and managed multiple cattle operations throughout North America. He served as the Regional Manager and Director of Regional Managers of the American Angus Assn., St. Joseph, Missouri, and Executive Vice President of the International Brangus Breeders Assn., San Antonio, Texas. He served as the President of the National Pedigree Livestock Council and formed the Wineglass Genetics consulting firm which serviced individual cattle operations in which he formulated a new breed of cattle, Angus Plus. Later he served as the foreign marketing consultant with the American Angus Assn. in Mexico and South America. Upon retiring he devoted his talents to breeding and training Labrador retriever dogs at Wineglass Kennels in Pickens, MS.

DAVID PORTER PRICE, 64, of Las Cruces, passed away on May 10, 2010. He was born on April 18, 1946 to Mr. and Mrs. David Price of El Paso, Texas. He had a B.A. from New Mexico State University, an M.A. from Texas A&M, and a PhD from Oregon State University. David was also an International cattle consultant, and author of many agricultural texts. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, son David Jr., daughter Capri, and brother Tom Price. BRAD “CHUNKER” HUGHES, 49, Carlsbad, passed away May 16, 2010, in Artesia. He was born May 10, 1961, in Carlsbad, to Marion (Clifton) and Verna Hughes. He graduated from CHS in 1979. Brad was an active member of Blodgett Street Baptist Church where he and Kathy helped with the children’s ministry. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Hughes, Carlsbad; two daughters: Brooke Wilson (husband, Justin) Carlsbad, and Tamara Hughes of Carlsbad; stepdaughter, Nikki Crisp, Carlsbad; parents, Marion and Verna Hughes of Dog Canyon; sister, Pam Hughes-Butler (husband, Danny), Loraine, Texas; two brothers: Salty Hughes (wife, Debbie) Dog Canyon; and A.J. Hughes (wife, Amy) Goshen, Ind.; mother of his children, Tracy Hughes; adopted parents, John and Margaret White; and numerous nieces and nephews. AUDREY LOUISE MORROW MILLER, 82, Portal, Ariz., passed away in Tucson, on May 8, 2010. She was born in Bisbee, Ariz., on May 31, 1927 to Juanita and Ralph Morrow, members of an old pioneer Arizona family. She attended schools in Hilltop, Portal and Douglas. Audrey and Guy Miller married in 1942, and settled in Sulphur Canyon working for Birt Roberds on the Three Triangle Ranch. In the 1970s Audrey and Guy became partners in the ownership of the cattle ranches on which they had worked in earlier years. Audrey was an accomplished horsewoman, cowgirl, and business woman. She was also the president of the Three Triangle Ranch Corporation, and actively engaged in the cattle and real estate ventures of those corporations. She is survived by her husband, Guy; a daughter, Dixie Louise (Priss) Miller Wright (husband, Kenneth); two grandsons and four great grandchildren. Also by her brother, Ralph Wayne Morrow (wife, Patricia) and numerous nieces and nephews as well as a number of cousins living around the world.

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ll of us were saddened and angered by the senseless murder of Rob Krentz on his ranch along the border in southeastern Arizona. We were saddened because we all know what the loss of a father of a ranching family means to that family and the community. We are angered because it shouldn’t have happened. In the weeks since there has been a lot of posturing and empty promises of action by various politicians and government officials. The Arizona legislature and Governor Jan Brewer are the only ones who have taken action that may lead to change. Governor Richardson has called for deployment of National Guard troops along the New Mexico side.

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As Frank wrote in last month’s column, federal land use designation is an issue that has not adequately been addressed in the discussions on border security. To that end a forum on the impact of land use designation was held in Las Cruces on May 11. Retired Border Patrol officials and a retired US Army general with experience in border security issues detailed the current problems and potential threats due to our lack of enforcement of border security. They explained why it is so hard to stop illegal immigration, smuggling and other criminal activity with restrictive land use designation along the border. In a world where crazy Islamist’s advocate destruction of our country by virtually any means possible, neglecting to effectively control what comes across our southern border is incredibly stupid. That may sound a little harsh but there just isn’t any other way to say it. One of the most underreported facts about border security is that illegal aliens from terrorist countries have been apprehended entering the US from Mexico. How many have already gotten through and what are their intentions? The other issue is the criminal activity controlled by Mexican drug cartels that likely led to the murder of Rob Krentz. The retired Border Patrol officials who spoke at the forum described a level of brutality in the crimes committed by these people that most of us can’t even comprehend. And in what should be a loud alarm to congress and the administration, these groups are now taking on the Mexican government. As the situation in Mexico deteriorates it increases the problems on this side of the border. Along the Mexican border in Arizona 36

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the special land use designations including wilderness areas, wildlife refuges and national monuments make it easier for the smugglers and handicap the Border Patrol. In fact some areas are now closed to the public because anyone who enters puts his life at risk. We should be talking about removing restrictive land use designations along the border, not increasing them. But, our two US Senators have introduced S.1689, the Doña Ana County Wilderness Bill. That our congressional delegation would even contemplate legislation that would make the job of enforcing border security more difficult underscores how out of touch they are with reality. During the question and answer session at the end of the forum someone asked if he was expected to just “give up” wilderness in Doña Ana County? In reality we no longer have that choice along the southern border. All attributes of wilderness have been destroyed by criminals who have no respect for human life let alone such refined concepts as “designated wilderness area”. Several weeks ago an internal Interior Department memo was leaked concerning recommendations for National Monument designation under the Antiquities Act by the Obama administration. When the rumors surfaced, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar admitted there had been some preliminary discussions but there were no plans to designate new National Monuments and there would be plenty of consultation and “collaboration” with local governments and the public beforehand if there ever were such plans. Representative Bob Bishop of Utah requested copies of the documents. For some reason he has still

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not received them. If there is nothing in those documents to hide, why have they not been released? Wasn’t this the administration that came into office promising “transparency and openness” in cases like this? At least one of the areas discussed was in southern New Mexico. How far from the border and were border security issues among the topics discussed in the as yet unreleased Interior documents? And as important as these issues are to New Mexico, especially southern New Mexico it is curious that Congressman Harry Teague has not been appointed to the Natural Resources Committee as the last three previous Congressmen from his district have. Martin Heinrich who represents Albuquerque is currently on the Committee and Ben Ray Lujan has just been appointed to it. The Natural Resources Committee oversees the Interior Department and has considerable influence over land use issues. Congressman Teague serves on the Committees for Veteran’s Affairs and Transportation and Infrastructure. A coalition of environmental groups has come together under the umbrella of “New Mexico Wildways”. The event actually occurred last summer. In December they issued a press release describing the Janos Biosphere Reserve, a 1.3 million acre wildlife preserve in northern Chihuahua. It has 35 miles of contiguous boundary with southern New Mexico’s Peloncillo Mountains. New Mexico Wildways would like to establish a “wildlife corridor” from Alaska to Mexico. “Wildlife corridor” is another of those cute new age terms that means an area as large as they can get designated that is devoid of any human activity like ranching or border security enforcement. A wildlife corridor will quickly become a smuggling corridor especially if restrictive designations like wilderness or wildlife preserve are granted. On a different topic, a solar energy project is being planned for Chevron Corp’s mining property near Questa. Said to be the largest in the country, the solar panel continued on page 38

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array will cover 20 acres and generate 1 megawatt of electricity, enough for about 700 homes. Generally solar projects are the most environmentally unfriendly; they require the area to be virtually devoid of vegetation. In this case the solar panels will be placed over 20 acres of mine tailings that are devoid of vegetation anyway. It is ironic that the environmentalists who clamor for more renewable energy are the same ones who oppose solar and wind farms because of the environmental problems associated with them. Wind turbines are hazardous to birds and huge eyesores on the viewscape. Solar farms are constructed over a sterilized landscape that won’t produce vegetation and the attendant vegetative litter and fire hazard. They both need environmentally intrusive high voltage transmission lines to carry the generated power to energy consumers in urban areas. New Mexico has mandated that all electric utilities derive 20 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2020 (at whatever the cost to the consumer). Weatherwise, we have had a great spring over most of New Mexico so far. Lately there has been a lot of hot, dry wind that has really dried things out. The National Weather Service is predicting average to warmer temperatures and only normal rainfall for most of the state through the summer. Let’s pray for rain and the Good n Lord’s blessing on all of us.

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ticularly harsh on the state of Arizona for stepping up to the plate to protect its’ citizens. Never mind that on the same trip, in the same interview he was decrying our violations of human rights, Calderon boldly admitted that Mexico would never sit still for the kind of invasion from foreigners that the United States and our border states face every day. After the initial jubilation that the President, only two months after we lost Rob Krentz, acknowledged the problem, the questions set in. Senator John McCain (RAZ) criticized the number of troops. He is right. How much help will 1,200 troops do on a border that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico? Although the men and women trying to protect the border are happy to have any help, including the 34 troops that Governor Richardson sent in April. Someone in Texas thinks that, with the $3 million per mile border fence, $500 million isn’t enough, and that it should be devoted to Texas where the largest section of the border exists. And it will go on. But hopefully something will help. We have long heard about how the ability to read is declining in our population.

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That has never been more clear than in the past several weeks. Perhaps a large part of the answer to our nation’s problems on the border and elsewhere is mandatory remedial reading and/or a dose of hooked on phonics for everyone. While perhaps not perfect, the Arizona law merely restates what is currently in federal law. Similar mandates exist in other states. Most anyone who bothers to read the Arizona law will find that it is not, and is not intended to be, a license to profile. High ranking administration officials, including the U.S. Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the State Department official who compared Arizona’s law to human rights violations have all admitted that although they appear to be experts on the subject, have never read the law. Albuquerque’s Mayor, R.J. Berry, stepped up to the plate with a plan to meet a campaign promise and do the right thing by ending the City’s “sanctuary city” policy in a very common sense manner. Anyone arrested in Albuquerque — regardless of color, race, creed or language — will be processed through a center that includes facilities for the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). Albuquerque will not be devoting resources to “immigration enforcement” and victims and witnesses will not be addressed in any way in this process. Although members of the City Council unsuccessfully tried to bring down Berry’s policy, in the first week of its’ application some 30 illegals, many of them multiple offenders, were identified and caught by ICE. Word also surfaced that New Mexico’s Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) had not been checking on the nationality of juvenile offenders since about 2006. Last month a 20-year illegal was arrested for his third or fourth child molestation — the first one dating back to 2005. That policy has changed too. Then there are the threats and implementation of boycotts of Arizona. The amount of money that governmental agencies at all levels across this nation must have been

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spending in Arizona is simply shocking. No wonder these governments are facing major financial crisis’. . . let’s cut those travel budgets, stay home and get the work of the people done. The Albuquerque City Council unsuccessfully tried to institute its’ own Arizona boycott. The City of Los Angeles also threatened to break all ties with Arizona. A member of Arizona’s Corporation Commission, which regulates utility distribution, offered to renegotiate the contracts that supply about 25 percent of LA’s power. Of course the media immediately jumped on that one, claiming that Arizona was threatening to cut off power to California. I was particularly amused by one New Mexico radio station that got the story right and was giving its’ contemporaries grief for poor reporting — while at the same time continuing to host calls on the Arizona’s “immigration law.” I cannot tell you the number of times I called in and told them it was border security . . . they agreed and they continued right on with their mis-characterization. And there’s more

There have been several other revelations in the past few weeks. Someone has found that beef is not bad for you . . . processed beef is bad for you — all that salt and chemicals, you know. And, it has been found by someone that organic foods are no more nutritional than conventionally produced foods. Imagine that! Then there is the guy who had decided that salt cedars don’t consume any more water than other riparian trees. There are a few of our members who would like to have a conversation with him. Finally, there are the just plain oxymorons. There is a new governmental working group — to identify more “green” jobs in New Mexico agriculture. Dah!

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faints at the sight of blood, hitting the ground not long before we needed to start the winding drive from Glenwood to Cliff. This year it was a bicyclist who was traveling down I-40 on his life-changing journey from the Carolinas to California. About the Montoya exit this recovering vegetarian was looking for a place to bed down for the night. As he approached the crumbling buildings of Montoya, he could hear music in the distance. He followed the road to the T4 headquarters. After a few minutes he found Scott Bidegain and asked if he could camp for the night. Scott told him “Sure! And, oh by the way, there are some steaks on the grill, go grab you a plate.” You might imagine that some of us in the barn who hadn’t seen the latest guest arrive had a few raised eyebrows as this skinny guy in his bicycling garb (who probably needed a shower) joined us for dinner. Turns out that the guy was a vegetarian when he left home on his epic journey. As he ate with giving strangers along the way, he soon learned that he would need meat to see the task to its’ conclusion. He was on his bike the next morning about the time the party weary T4 crew

made it back to the barn. His contemplation for the rest of the trip is whether he will stay on the West Coast or come back to Santa Fe to settle down. You can be assured that the two perfectly grilled steaks gave him power and stamina for a few days. We have seen several news clips on KOAT TV in Albuquerque and based on tour participation, I would bet that we will be seeing more ag on KRQE in the future. We will see benefits from this event for months to come. The only bad thing about the Gate to Plate Tour is the fact that the Beef Council can only afford to do it every other year. The Good Times

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he Lincoln County War in New Mexico began, more or less officially, on February 18, 1878 when Englishman John Tunstall was murdered by deputies of Sheriff William Brady. There were several skirmishes between then and July when the war’s major battle took place in the town of Lincoln. By then, matters had reached the boiling point and it seemed clear that a major confrontation was unavoidable. On the evening of Sunday, July 14, the forces which represented Alexander McSween rode into Lincoln and a contingent of them “forted up” in McSween’s house on the town’s only street. Among the gunmen was New Mexico’s unofficial state outlaw, William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid. The others in the house are less well known: Jim French, Tom O’Folliard, Francisco Zamora, Vicente Romero, Yginio Salazar, and ten or so others. About 60 McSween men in all were posted around the village. The McSween group was opposed by what was known as the Dolan-Riley faction (or the Murphy-Dolan gang, according to some). At the titular head of their “army” was Lincoln County Sheriff George “Dad” Peppin, who assumed the office not long after Sheriff Brady was murdered on April 1. By July 15, Peppin also had 60 or so armed men at his disposal. Sporadic gunfire erupted from time to time, without major damage to either side.

Sheriff Peppin requested help from the U.S. Army at nearby Fort Stanton. Colonel Nathan A. M. Dudley, known for his ability to consume copious amounts of Jimmy Dolan’s whiskey, responded on Friday morning, July 19, by sending in 35 men, a Gatling gun, and a mountain howitzer. The balance of power had shifted. Yginio Salazar (his named is spelled variously by historians: Eugenio, Higino, Hijinio), was in the McSween house throughout the siege. He was interviewed by historian Walter Noble Burns many years later, “McSween’s orders were not to fire if Peppin’s crowd didn’t fire. In five minutes after Col. Dudley arrived in Lincoln on July 19, he was talking with Dolan and the others. There would have been no trouble if Dudley had stayed out of Lincoln.” That was probably not the case. By then, Dolan and his cohorts were determined to kill McSween and as many of his associates as possible. By later that day, July 19, without Dudley’s help, members of Peppin’s posse were able to set fire to the McSween house, and it became clear that the matter would come to a climax as the conflagration moved from room to room. That evening, after McSween himself had been killed, the fighters in his burning house made a mad dash for safety. Billy the Kid, Tom O’Folliard and others made it to safety, but several were shot down by Peppin’s posse. Among them was Yginio Salazar. Salazar

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was only 15 years old at the time. Years later, Salazar told Burns what happened to him that night, and what he did. “When it came my turn to dart out the door of the McSween house, the Murphy men were firing at a distance of ten yards. Why we were not all killed, I never could understand. I had not run a dozen steps when I was struck by three rifle bullets — in my hand, the left shoulder, and the left side, the bullet in my side passing entirely through my body. I stumbled, twisted over in the air, and fell on my back among the dead bodies of McSween, Romero, Semora and Harvey Morris. I lay there unconscious for a while. When I came to my senses . . . it came to me in a flash that my only chance was to play dead, and a pretty slim chance it was . . . I lay there motionless for three hours and you must remember that . . . . I was suffering agony . . . I crawled away stealthily, making no noise, and got down by the river.” The gun fight took place in the early evening and Salazar managed to reach the home of a relative, about 1,000 yards from the McSween house, by about 9:00 p.m. Dr. Daniel M. Appel was summoned and arrived about midnight and cared for him. The doctor reported later that his wounds, while painful, were not dangerous. Salazar survived his wounds and made a couple of other marks on the history of the Lincoln County War. When William H. Bonney escaped from custody, for the last time, on April 28, 1881, after killing his guards Bob Olinger and J. W. Bell, he stole a horse and rode directly to Salazar’s residence, east of Lincoln. Salazar provided the tools and helped the Kid cut off his leg irons. Salazar lived for more than 50 years after his brush with death. His grave marker reads, “Pal of Billy the Kid.” (Note: Salazar’s gravesite marker should not be confused with the tombstone in Fort Sumner, N.M., which reads “Pals” and marks the place where William H. Bonney, Charles Bowdre and Tom O’Folliard are said to be buried.) Don Bullis can be reached at donbullis@msn.com or by going to his web site at www.donbullis.biz.

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on called Rob up one day and said, “Hey Rob, I’ve got this prolapsed cow over at the Double Adobe Ranch locked up in the corral and I was wondering if you could give me a hand?” “Sure,” says Rob, “just come on over and get me on your way.” So the two men headed over to the Double Adobe Ranch which is about an hour away from Don’s main ranch at Apache. They didn’t take a horse with them because Don had trapped the cow in the water lot earlier. Upon their arrival they found a mean old hussy who was none too happy about her current uncomfortable condition or the arrival of the two “would be” cowboy doctors. “You run her up the alley and I will catch her with the head gate,” Don instructed. After giving Rob quite a run around in the alley, he finally got her headed up the lead-up. She was really moving fast as she hit the front. As a matter of fact, she hit the front with such a force that the old bolts holding the head gate in place just popped like buttons on a shirt! The old gal then proceeded to run around the water lot with the head gate on her head and Don still holding on to the lever. Don didn’t want to let her go for fear she would escape, or worse yet, chase him around while wearing the head gate. After a minute or so of dragging Don around, the cow smartened up and backed out of the contraption till she was free of it. She then chased Don around the lot until at last she cleared the top rail of the fence like a hurdler at a track meet. Laughing at the sight of all this, Rob says, “Well, now what are we going to do boss?” It would take about two hours to go back to the main ranch and get a horse, so Don rummaged around behind the seat until he came up with an old catch rope. “We’ll rope her using this old truck,” declared Don. “You drive!” Rob says “Your ranch . . . your cow . . . your truck . . . you drive . . . I’ll rope.” So off they went across the mesquite flat dodging bushes and arroyos chasing after the prolapsed cow. The rope was tied

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to the gooseneck ball in the back and Rob had fashioned a hand hold onto the headache rack for balance and support. After chasing the cow far enough that she finally began to wear out a little bit, Don was able to line out on her in a fairly level area. As Don pulled up beside the cow, Rob swung a time or two and then landed a loop that should have made a professional roper proud. Rob threw the trip and Don turned the pickup off to the left just as if he was in Cheyenne at the Frontier days! The truck didn’t quite work like a good quarter horse would have, so the cow was difficult to throw down. Don figured that after a while, the old cow would just choke down enough that they could tie her up and doctor her. The ole gal was too smart for that though and she always kept just enough slack in the rope to keep her breath. As Don and Rob tried many different methods of getting the cow down, about all that was accomplished was she was mad. Very mad. So mad, as a matter of fact, that she spent all of her time trying to chase the two cowboy doctors. Around the truck, in the cab, on the back, it didn’t matter; she was after her antagonists with a vengeance. Finally the two men came up with a plan; they had rummaged around behind the seat and came up with another catch rope. This one they tied off to the base of a larger mesquite bush. Don says, “Let her chase you by here and I’ll heel her.” Rob says, “You’re skinny and fleet of foot . . . you chase . . . I’ll rope.”

So as Don let the cow chase him around like a champion bull fighter, he finally got her to go by the spot where Rob waited. With a heel shot that was sent by the Gods, Rob snagged a hind leg. Don jumped in the truck and took out the slack; the cow was tied down. Then, and only then, was she given slack. Well, they got her stuffins put back where they belonged and sowed her up, then they cautiously let her go. Both men were wore out from the ordeal. As they headed back towards Apache Don told Rob, “I sure do thank you for helping me out pard. That would have been quite a job for one man.” Rob’s reply? “Well that’s what friends are for.” This is a true account as told by a neighbor when asked, “Just what kind of friend was Rob Krentz?” The immigration vs. secure border issue has gotten more press lately than a political love scandal. It seems everybody has an opinion on the subject and most are quite vocal. But you know what they say about opinions . . . While this subject is not new by any stretch of the imagination, if you could point to one thing that has brought it to the forefront of political issues lately, it would have to be the murder of a southern Arizona rancher on his own property. On March 28, 2010 Rob Krentz became the poster child for the secure border issue. Unfortunately, it cost him his life. At the time of this writing Rob is without a doubt the most widely known rancher in America, maybe the world. Just ask anyone, anywhere, to name an American rancher today and they will more than likely say Rob Krentz, or at least, “You know . . . that guy that got killed down along the border.” As I read with interest all of the stories concerning the border and immigration, I started to wonder “just who was Rob Krentz?” I mean the person Rob Krentz, not the image or martyr that he has become for the secure border issue. I know several of the Krentz Ranch neighbors, and when one of them approached me about doing a story on the subject, I readily agreed on the condition that it was with the Krentz family blessing and that it would be a story on the man himself, not the political issues. I am honored that they agreed, because now I feel as if I know who Rob Krentz really was. I only wish that I continued on page 52 JUNE 2010

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could have met him prior to March 28. While interviewing several family members and neighbors of Rob’s, I got a glowing report of a great man. Friend, family man, conservationist, good rancher and kind-hearted were all thrown about. Of course they wouldn’t have bad things to tell me about one of their own, I thought, but you know what? I read articles and contacted several people who are on the other side of the political issue, if you will, and couldn’t find one single person who had anything bad to say about Rob. Even the most adamant immigrant rights people had nothing bad to say about the person Rob Krentz himself. All they could talk about was being against the reform issue. Amazing! Even the so-called enemy could not run down Rob’s character. Here is why: Rob Krentz was a man of values. From the time he was just a little boy, Rob’s dad, Bob, grilled into him the importance of doing things the right way. Throughout his life, Rob worked extra hard on doing just that. He wouldn’t cut corners when it might have been easy to do so — not if it weren’t the right thing to do. Little things that some people don’t think twice about

like moving cattle without the proper inspection papers or running red (illegal) diesel in his pickup truck were out of the question as far as Rob was concerned. You never cheat, not even one little bit, was what Rob lived by and he inspired friends and family in the same way.

At the time of this writing Rob is without a doubt the most widely known rancher in America, maybe the world. To understand Rob, you need to know more about his family history. The Krentz family emigrated (legally) from AlsaceLorraine (which once was a little country between Germany and France and now is part of France) around the turn of the last century. They were butchers by trade and first went to St. Louis. Family lore says that after government regulations became too cumbersome there (even back then), the Krentz family headed west. Upon leaving St. Louis, they settled in Winslow, Ariz., about 1902, operating a butcher shop and a ranch. While operating the

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acres. I can tell you that isn’t quite right, but it is impolite to ask a person the size of his or her spread. It’s kind of like asking people how much money they have in the bank. Only the IRS and a rancher’s banker are privy to that information in the eyes of most ranchers, including the Krentzes. The family were pioneers. They were the kind of people that settled and developed this country and made it safe for others to follow. They are the kind of family that should be considered the backbone of America. Surviving bad droughts, cyclical markets, government regulations, and a myriad of other issues made them into the strong ranching family that we have today. The Krentz Ranch has been there since before Arizona was a state. It has been there since long before there was ever a United States Forest Service dictating rules to them. This is the background and legacy that Rob was born into, a salt of the earth kind of old-time ranching family. When asked about some of Rob’s other qualities, over and over again I am told about his willingness to help out. Rob’s wife, Sue, says, “Most of the time when Rob left the house he would say, ‘I am going to help (fill in the blank).’” Rob’s neighbors all have great stories to tell about Rob going out of his way to help them out of a jam. Not only would he help a neighbor, but Rob was kind to strangers as well, including the illegal immigrants that inundated his property. Rob was known to help out a thirsty, starving or wounded immigrant on more than one occasion. That may have been what got him killed. Rob’s last radio transmission to his brother Phil was something like: “going to help an illegal in distress.” Rob and his dog, Blue, were found shot several hours later. Rob’s friends and family could not stress strongly enough that he loved to help people. “A friend in need is a friend indeed” was a motto of Rob’s. Not only did he help out friends and strangers in and around the ranching country of southeastern Arizona, but Rob was very involved in many other projects as well. Rob was very active in the Cattle Growers’ Associations at the local and state levels. He worked with the Malpai Borderlands group trying to preserve ranching and wildlife habitat for future generations. He testified numerous times to congressional leaders about the issues facing the international border and always seemed to find the time to continue helping out

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where he could. The Krentz family were well known as good stewards of the lands that they control. They were honored for practices such as their long gravity flow water pipeline that served cattle and wildlife across their large ranch. Rob and his family took such good care of their land that they were used as examples of range stewardship on numerous occasions, and to top it off, the Krentz Ranch was inducted into the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame in its inaugural year, 2008. Rob was a favorite around brandings on the nearby ranches. He was nicknamed “Crunch” and everybody laughs as they recall the “Krentz Crunch” that Rob used on waspy calves. Rob was a large man physically and after watching younger or smaller cowhands get mucked out by an unruly yearling, Rob would come running and put the Krentz Crunch on the offending animal. The move has been described as a cross between tackle football and wrestling. Rob loved to hunt, fish, and do just about anything outdoors. He was a good roper, rancher, horseman, cowman, husband and father. Everybody I talked to had nothing but praise for Rob. He was easy to get along with. He was always positive. He was a genuine kind of person. Those are just some of the comments. Rob loved life and would constantly tell his family, “We are so very blessed. We are blessed to live in this beautiful place that we live in. We are blessed to get to live the lifestyle that we want to, and do what we want to every day.” As one of Rob’s friends put it “Rob was one of the good guys, he n was a good ole boy.”

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Six Shooter Ranch ~ is an elk haven comprised of 12,760 deeded acres located along the southern fringe of the Colorado Plateau and against the flank of the Sawtooth Mountains, Catron County, New Mexico. The gun barrel of the ranch, measuring 9 miles long, is traversed by Alamocito Creek and adjoins the Cibola National Forest for the entire distance. Enjoy a tidy headquarters, remodeled residence, Hogan, log cabin, walk-in cooler, game processing area, barns, and stock pens. Additional deeded acreage can be assembled. $490 per acre. Canyon Ranch – 15,000 acres located west of Hope, NM ~ SOLD! Zia Mesa Farm is just minutes away from Sumner Lake State Park and the Pecos River Flyway. This affordable, low-overhead, gentlemen’s farm has 162 acres with 127 water right acres and pivot sprinkler. A neat, tidy, easy to operate wheat and cattle outfit that has a Griffin residence, Morton barn, and buried utilities, all in excellent condition. $450,000. Hay Maker Farm ~ 469-acre, sprinkler-irrigated alfalfa hay farm with 418 acres water rights. Roswell, NM. Price reduced. $1,300,000. Los Chaparrales Ranch ~ This beautiful ranch lies within the southern reach of the Mimbres River Basin. It is a stunning 1,789 acre Desert Oasis with 2 miles of pristine River Bosque with her massive Sycamores and Cottonwoods. The bottomland is an ocean of grass flanked by upland desert rangeland. This habitat is a refuge for wildlife and a nursery for mule deer. A pretty little ranch with 1,389 deeded acres, water rights, and heavenly views of mountain ranges and Cooks Peak. Secluded yet nearby the amenities of Silver City and Deming. $1,800,000. Cibola Ranch ~ 2,080 deeded acres located in Catron County, NM along a 6 mile boundary of the Cibola National Forest. Catron County was named among the nation’s best kept trophy-elk hunt areas and the Cibola Ranch is in the bull’s eye. $750 per acre.

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SUNSHINE BELT OF N.M. – approx. 30 sections, mostly deeded, some BLM and State, employee housing, and two sets of steel pens, county maintained, all-weather road. Your cows will think they are in Florida! READY TO RANCH & DEVELOP (wind energy, comm., res.) – Potter Co., TX – 4872.8 acres of beautiful ranch country, four miles north of Loop 335, Amarillo, TX, pavement on four sides. Well watered by pumps powered by solar energy (state-of-the-art). Deer, quail and dove.

Stockton Ranch ~ a producers ranch, 450+/- animal units capacity, located north of Deming, NM. 13,869 NM State Lease Acres ~ 12,000 Federal BLM Lease Acres ~ 320 deeded acres. Excellent water infrastructure, improvements, and a beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. adobe residence. No start up cost here. $2,000,000. Loving Horse Ranch – This is a stopping place for you and your racehorse stock. 90 acres with 95 CID water shares located at Loving, NM. Improved with an immaculate 2,624 sq. ft. southwestern style residence featuring beautiful woodwork, cozy verandas, and artistically landscaped. Like new stables, barns, shop, round pen and horse pens. $1,150,000. DVD’s and Brochures available upon request by contacting:

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Portales, NM 1007 acres on HWY 467 and Oasis State Park Road. 640 acres state lease. 327 acres deeded. 5 pastures, 2 traps, 2 wells, 2 sets of pens. Call Brett Johnson 575760-3654 or 575-763-5055 $295,000

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WAHOO RANCH – Approximately 41,376 acres: 12,000 deeded, 6,984 BLM, 912 state, 40 uncontrolled and 21,440 forest. Beautiful cattle ranch located on the east slope of the Black Range Mountains north of Winston, NM, on State Road 52. Three hours from either Albuquerque or El Paso.The ranch is bounded on the east by the Alamosa Creek Valley and on the west by the Wahoo Mountains ranging in elevation from 6,000' to 8,796'. There are 3 houses/cabins, 2 sets of working corrals (1 with scales) and numerous shops and outbuildings. It is very well watered with many wells, springs, dirt tanks and pipelines. The topography and vegetation is a combination of grass covered hills (primarily gramma grasses), with many cedar, piñon and live oak covered canyons as well as the forested Wahoo Mountains. There are plentiful elk and deer as well as antelope, turkey, bear, mountain lion and javelina (46 elk tags in 2009). Absolutely one of the nicest combination cattle/hunting ranches to be found in the SW. Price reduced to $7,500,000. SAN JUAN RANCH – Located 10 miles south of Deming off Hwy. 11 (Columbus Hwy) approximately 26,964 total acres consisting of +/- 3964 deeded, +/- 3800 state lease, +/- 14,360 BLM and +/-4840 Uncontrolled. The allotment is for 216 head (AUYL). There are +/- 278 acres of ground water irrigation rights (not currently being farmed) as well as 9 solar powered stock wells and metal storage tanks and approx. 6½ miles pipeline. The ranch begins on the north end at the beautiful Mahoney Park high up in the Florida mountains and runs 5½ miles down the mountains to their south end. It continues another 7½ miles south across their foothills and onto the flats. The ranch has a very diverse landscape with plentiful wildlife including quail, dove, rabbits, deer and ibex. Lots of potential & a good buy at $1,200,000. 46 ACRE FARM LOCATED IN SAN MIGUEL – Full EBID irrigation and supplemental well. Bounded by Highway 28 on the east, County Road B-041 on the south and County Road B-010 on the west. Priced at $14,000/acre – $644,000. 212 ACRE FARM BETWEEN LAS CRUCES, NM AND EL PASO, TX – Hwy. 28 frontage with 132 acres irrigated, 80 acres sandhills, full EBID (surface water) plus a supplemental irrigation well, cement ditches and large equipment warehouse. Reasonably priced at $2,000,000. 50.47 ACRE FARM - Located on Afton Road south of La Mesa, NM. Paved road frontage, full EBID (surface water) plus a supplemental irrigation well with cement ditches. Priced at $14,500/acre - $731,815. BEAUTIFUL 143.81 ACRE NORTH VALLEY FARM located in Las Cruces, NM next to the Rio Grande River. Great views of the Organ Mountains. Cement ditches, 2 irrigation wells & EBID. 2 older houses and shed sold “as is”. Priced at $13,212/acre - $1,900,000. Will consider dividing.

OTHER FARMS FOR SALE – In Doña Ana County. All located near Las Cruces, NM. 8, 11, & 27.5 acres. $15,000/acre to $17,000/acre. All have EBID (surface water rights from the Rio Grande River) and several have supplemental irrigation wells. If you are interested in farm land in Doña Ana County, give me a call.

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NEVADA RANCHES & FARMS Waddy Creek Ranch: Located in a remote Nevada Ranching Valley called Charleston which sits at the foot of the Jarbidge Wilderness which is part of the Humboldt National Forest. The ranch is bounded on two sides by forest. There is no power in the Valley but there is land-line phone. Two creeks provide irrigation water for approx. 138 acres of historic meadow. This property has Quaking Aspen groves and is quite beautiful. Access is on a county road. There is a BLM grazing permit attached to the ranch for 71 head. Price reduced: $400,000. Home Ranch in O'Neil Basin: Beautiful ranch with two creeks and adjoining BLM permits in Northeastern Elko County. This ranch consists of approx. 887 deeded acres with around 500 acres irrigated. Good improvements with larger two story ranch house, a cookhouse with two bedrooms, and a bunkhouse with three bedrooms. Nice horse barn, a calving barn, corrals and scales. Price: $1,675,000. Mason Mountain Ranch: Great summer ranch with 3700 deeded acres plus small BLM permit. Located approx. 75 miles North of Elko. Runs approx. 300 pair for the summer. Approx. 89 acres of meadows irrigated with water stored in reservoir/fishing hole which also acts as Red Band Trout Hatchery. Home and outbuildings for a good cow camp. Phone but no power. Price: $1,575,000.

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Nancy A. Belt, Broker Cell 520-221-0807 Tom Hardesty 520-909-0233 Rye Hart 928-965-9547 Tobe Haught 505-264-3368 Office 520-455-0633 COMMITTED TO ALWAYS WORKING HARD FOR YOU! Fax 520-455-0733 RANCHES / FARMS Turkey Creek, AZ – 2837 acres deeded, nice HQ, small state lease, 724 acre feet of water rights, great development potential. $6,000,000.

power & a well at HQ. Paved access. Elevation ranges from 3,500 to 7,265 feet. $1,050,000. Adjoins 56 head ranch that we have listed, combine them to form a nearly 300 head outfit.

310 H ead Cattle Ranch, Virden, N M – 4500+/- deeded acres, BLM, NM and AZ State Lease. HQ – 3 BR, 2 bath, MH, with power and corrals. Well watered, 12 wells, 10 dirt tanks, 10 springs. 7 sets of working corrals. $1,700,000. Terms

Wickenburg, AZ – 216 Head Cattle Ranch. Scenic, lush high desert vegetation. 103 deeded acres, State, BLM & 3,100 acres private lease. Well watered w/tanks, springs & wells. Abundant feed, numerous corrals & great steel shipping pens. $850,000.

Young, AZ 72 Acre Farm – Under the Mogollon Rim, a must see, w/small town charm, mountain views. 1,000 gpm well, home, 1800s museum, 2 bedroom cabin, shop, & barn. Excellent for horse farm, bed & breakfast, land or water development. +/-62 acres & well for $1,700,000; home & other improvements. $424,500, Seller Financing.

Near Cotton City, NM – 680 acre farm. $755,000.

250–400+ Head Cattle Ranch Sheldon, AZ – 1,450 deeded acres, +/-30 sections BLM, 150 +acres irrigated farm land. Nice HQ incltwo rock homes, good set of steel shipping & horse corrals, 30’ x 20’ barn, 9 livestock & domestic wells & 4 irrigation wells. There is deeded access to the ranch off of a paved highway & power to the headquarters. $1,500,000, Terms. 320 Ac Farm, Kansas Settlement, AZ – This working farm has 2–120 acre Zimmatic Pivots, a nice site built home, large workshop & hay barn. 5 irrigation wells, 2 domestic wells. The property is fenced & cross fenced. Great set-up for pasturing cattle. $1,168,000, Terms Desired. 235 Head Ranch, Safford, AZ – State, BLM & USFS leases. 40 deeded acres w/a nice 3 BR, 2 BA home built in 2007, corrals, electric

56 Head Ranch, Safford, AZ – A ranch w/an upside! 640 deeded acres with a BLM allotment. Surveyed into 40 acre parcels & has established legal access off of a paved hwy. Run cattle & develop the deeded. This is a ranch that will pay for itself! Adjoins 235 head ranch listed above. $699,000. Rainbow Valley, AZ, 300 Head Cattle Ranch – Excellent desert ranch owned & operated by the same family for 40 years. Well improved w/BLM & State grazing leases. HQ on State Land, well watered. $650,000. Greenlee County, AZ, 139 Head Ranch – Year long USFS permit w/two room line camp, barn & corrals at HQ. Remote horseback ranch w/limited vehicular access. 10 acres of deeded in Sheldon, AZ. $400,000 – Seller Financing. Santa Teresa Mtns, Fort Thomas AZ – 200 ac. Plus 17 head BLM allotment, private retreat, two wells. Very remote & extremely scenic w/sycamores, cottonwoods & beautiful rock formations. $300,000 – Seller Financing. 68 Head Cattle Ranch, Tombstone, AZ . $250,000.

HORSE PROPERTIES *NEW* San Pedro River north of Benson, AZ –250 ac. Professional Horse Breeding Facility –55 acres of irrigated pasture, 900 gpm well. 2 homes; barn w/office, apt., tack room, feed room, & storage area; 12 stall barn; 7 stall mare motel; lab/vet room; lighted riding arena; insulated workshop; and hay storage area. $2.4M. Terms Available. *NEW* In the foothills of the Chiricahua Mtns. Beautiful Sunglow Estates 14 acres, extremely private, beautiful custom home, spacious outdoor living w/exceptional views, creek, horse barn, workshop. Must see! $1,995,000. *NEW* 200 Ac Hacienda in Florence, AZ. Original ranch HQ built in 1866 recently remodeled. Beautiful courtyards, guest house, bunk house, arena, bath house, pond, borders State Land. $2,095,000. Terms Available. *NEW* Deming, NM – Charming country home on 160 Acres with barn and well. Development potential. $550,000. Terms. Willcox, AZ, +/-9 Acres w/Roping Arena – 3BR/2BA Shultz mfg home with many upgrades, roping arena, nice 4-stall horse barn with tack room & hay storage, second barn, new well, a very private and nice location $210,000. Benson, AZ 10 AC Mini farm – Home, barn, chicken pens, organic growing beds $175,000. Willcox, AZ 5 Ac, 2BR/1BA mfg home, roping arena, 5 covered stalls, hay storage, tack room, workshop/garage, RV. Great Value at $85,000.

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SANTA TERECITA RANCH – SOCORRO COUNTY, NM 495 deeded acre m/l, in Datil area. A very highly improved ranch with both cattle and horse facilities. All-steel pipe, new construction, state-of-the-art 8-stall horse and stud barn. Office and public restrooms. Lighted all-steel rodeo arena built to P.R.C.A. specifications. Large steel barn for storage, tack, and shop. All-steel cattle working facilities with large and small chutes. Nice adobe home, and much more. This ranch has abundant underground water with 220 acre water rights. Two fully equipped irrigation wells supply two pivot sprinklers. Each well supplies a sprinkler. Qualified and interested – call for brochure.

9 Mile Ranch – La Paz County. Approx. 24,069 +/- Acres State Grazing Lease and 140,000 +/- Acres BLM Grazing Lease. $85,000. .................................... SOLD! Oak Allotment – USFS Lease in Cochise County. $65,000. ............................ SOLD! Arnold Allotment – The Ranch consists of approx. 23,000 +/- Acres BLM Ephemeral Grazing Permit with a little State Grazing Lease. ......................... SOLD! Artex Ranch – A large desert ranch (about 141 +/- Sections) with a long history of running large numbers of cows during “the season.” .................... SOLD! Clem North Ranch – Approx. 67,745 +/- Acres BLM & State Grazing Leases and 32,250 +/- unfenced private leases. $300,000. ....................................... SOLD! C/O Farm/Ranch – Snowflake, AZ. 9 Deeded Acres & 509 +/- Acres State Grazing lease & 153 +/- Acres Ag Lease. $325,000. ....................................... SOLD! Mission A Ranch – Cochise County. 9,408+/- Acres State Grazing Lease and 60 Deeded Acres. $300,000. ..................................................................... SOLD!

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Crane Creek Ranch: Tehama County, 556 acres. Two small homes, winter range. West of Red Bluff. Priced at $975,000.

Rubicon Ranch: Tehama County, 2,082 acres, Hunting Ranch, pigs, deer, quail dove. Ponds and creek. Priced at $1,350,000.

Wilson Ranch: Modoc County, 487 acres, house, barn, summer range. Surprise Valley, Calif. Priced at $950,000.

Spring Meadow Ranch: Shasta County, 160 acres, water rights, 50 acres irrigated, large home, swimming pool, barn, shop. Priced at $699,000.

Willow Springs Ranch: Shasta County, 1,470 acres, barn, two homes, Cottonwood Creek frontage. Make offer.

Trinity River Ranch: Trinity County, 117 acres, 5,000 ft. Trinity River frontage, excellent trout fishing. Priced at $665,000.

Pasture Ranch: Modoc County, 427 acres, nice home, 400 acres irrigated. 2.5 miles Pit River frontage, priced at $1,600,000.

Kelley Ranch: Modoc County, 658 acres, 156 acres irrigated, three houses, barn, shop. Priced at $900,000

Fisher Ranch: Modoc County, 2,808 acres, 465 irrigated, USFS and BLM permits, older nice home, 200 cows included. Priced at 2,999,000. Hooker Creek Ranch: Tehama County, 1,023 acres, winter range, large ponds, recreation, electric, well, septic, telephone. Priced at $1,095,000.

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Paskenta Ranch: Tehama County, 487 acres, house, corrals, barns. Approx. 200 acres, class one soil. New well, nursery-orchard. Priced at $1,795,000 Horse Ranch: Tehama County. 26+ acres, 14 acres irrigated, house, corrals, 120x200 covered arena. 140 ft. cutting arena, 16-stall barn, Cottonwood Creek frontage. Priced at $1,350,000

Socorro Area 228 Jaramillo Loop, Veguita – Horse Property Deluxe – If you want horses & can’t give up city comforts, see this rambling 3 or 4 bedroom, 3-bath home. Offers inspired, clean lines with colorful Santa Fe touches & spacious rooms. Barn, 3 stalls, runs, 4-horse walker. Pens are fenced & cross fenced – easy to work on 9 irrigated acres. In the heart of horse country. $837,000. MLS#669493 76 Calle De Lemitar, Lemitar – 20.76 acres m/l, subject to new survey, orchard grass & alfalfa. MRGCD right to water. Possible to split. $20,000 p/ac. MLS #671308 A Farmer’s Farm, San Acacia – 55 acres in alfalfa on paved access only 12 miles north of Socorro. Practical & scenic setting. Concrete ditches, & 3-year-old cottonwoods at edge of property. MRGCD right to water. Possible to add some dry land &/or an additional l70 ac. farm. $20,000 p/ac. MLS #670600 Levee Ditch-Zanja Road, San Antonio – Like to get back to the basics? Discover this 162 ac. m/l alfalfa farm w/stunning views. Easy access. Power, water & phone available. Will split. $13,000 p/ac. MLS#660140 Farm to Market Road, San Antonio – 25 m/l irrigated acres, all fenced, currently in alfalfa 3-years-old. Priced right at $12,000 p/ac. MLS#660145 Main Street, Socorro – 13.052 acres. Country setting right in town. Utilities available, paved access, wonderful view of M Mountain. Alfalfa 1-year-old. Only $20,000 p/ac. MLS#671316 Riverside Drive, Luis Lopez – Great views, fully fenced, horses permitted, water, electricity, telephone available. Ditch rights only. Currently in pasture. Seller is willing to split. A great place for horses. $115,800. MLS#667498 Magdalena Land – Exquisite views, convenient to town - 225 acres offers the opportunity to take advantage of additional land owned by BLM. Power & phone at property line. Development potential or just wide open space for your enjoyment. $525,000. MLS#484787

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1139 Acres total 715 Acres under pivots or wheel lines Produces 3000 ton alfalfa hay a year Nice house+3 bedroom trailer house +2 bedroom bunk house • Excellent set of corrals • Excellent water rights • Cuts 3 to 4 crops high quality alfalfa hay a year • Heated Shop + large machine shed + storage & outbuildings • 30,000 bushel grain storage • Complete set of good farming equipment (except baler) • Some goose hunting in the winter.

Priced at $3,500,000, obo, for this turnkey operation. If serious, call for terms. Would like to do a 1031 exchange. Motivated Seller B.W.P. 970/878-4331 evenings or leave message

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#1: Just outside of Santa Fe, fantastic views, 4,717 deeded acres and 640 acres of state lease. #2: 50 miles north of Roswell, 22,959 acres total with 73% deeded, runs 400-450 AUs. Solid operation for cows or yearlings. #3: Southern New Mexico. 1,400 AUs with 23,520 acres deeded, 46,966 acres state and 41,326 acres BLM. 111,812 total acres equals 175 sections. Extremely low operating expenses and big calves! #4: 4,516 acres deeded and 80 acres state, runs 90-100 AUs. Can be enlarged up to 35 sections. #5: 2,301 acres deeded and 467 acres state. Runs 55-60 AUs. #4 and #5 join each other and can be combined or purchased separately. Located to southern Harding County of northeastern New Mexico. No improvements except fences, wells and dirt tanks. #6: 296 AUs, 50 miles southwest of Albuquerque. Over 50 sections, 32,000 acres with 1,000 acres deeded land. Elk, deer and antelope. Ranch has been rested; it’s in good condition

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Cimarron River Property, $410,000 – 10.91 +/- deeded acres, 2,700 +/- sq. ft. home. West edge of town with water frontage on the Cimarron River, some water rights and a private lake. This is the end of the road with awesome views of the mountains in a quiet peaceful village. Cimarron, Colfax County, NM. Foreman Property, $425,000 – 559.10 +/- deeded acres, Private 2,000 +/- sq. ft. home. Custom rock work. Horse barn, two-car garage, two hay barns, 5 pastures. Excellent spring gravitational feed-totrough, house on city water system less than 5 years old, septic system brought up to code. 0.8 mile driveway, mature cottonwood trees, very private, 4 miles east of Springer, Colfax County, NM. Canadian River Ranch, $339,000 – 39.088 +/- deeded acres, with 0.3 miles of the Canadian River going through the property. Excellent partially remodeled home, workshop on concrete slab, roping arena. Exceptional improvements at this price, located 6 miles east of Springer, Colfax County, NM. Great horse property, easy access off pavement. Miami Lookout, $395,000 – 80.00 +/- deeded acres in Miami, NM Approximately 60ft X 60ft metal building, utilities buried, water and septic in place. All back off highway up the mesa on private driveway, affording majestic views. Currently owner parks 5th wheel during summer months. Utilities could accommodate a 3 bedroom home. Has trees and irrigation shares. Colfax County, Miami, NM. Spear Road Ranch, $700,000 – 160 +/- deeded acres, with exceptional three bedroom 3 bath home, approx 2,200 sq ft. Adjacent office, 3 car garage and workshop, one round pen, 150 ft X 300 ft arena. Convenient to I25, fantastic views of mountains and the plains. Second manufactured home on site. Water shares and three water meters. Approximately 5 miles NE of Springer, NM. Western View Ranch, $259,235 – 373 +/- deeded acres, located 1 mile east of Taylor Springs. Windmill, stock pond, highway frontage, electricity and amazing views of NM and Southern CO mountains. Traditionally used for yearlings, in great shape. Would make nice escape. Approximately 8 miles E of Springer, NM.

O’NEILL AGRICULTURAL, LLC “Offers computer-generated color custom mapping service on digital USGS base maps. Hang a map in your office that looks like your ranch, with water lines, pastures and roads etc. Put your ranch on one piece of paper.”

Investments Out West Land Company Marketers of Quality Southwest Properties arge irrigated acreage adjacent to a paved L road – total of all tracts approximately 2400 acres. Irrigated by center pivots. Productive soils. Crops now include wheat and alfalfa. Excellent opportunity for farming, dairy or cattle operation. WAYNE BAKER, ASSOCIATE BROKER, INVESTMENTS OUT WEST LAND COMPANY

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483 Acres, Hunter Mania: Nature at his best. Dont miss out on this one. Live water (two creeks). 70+ acres open in bottom hayfields and upland grazing. Lots of timber (marketable and young) for the best hunting and fishing (Table Rock, Taney Como and Bull Shoals Lake) Really cute 3bd., 1-ba stone home. Secluded yes, but easy access to Forsyth-Branson, Ozark and Springfield. Property joins National Forest. MLS#908571 90 Acres:

Just north of Phillipsburg off I-44. 80 percent open, pond and a well. Build your dream home and enjoy. MLS#910997 See all my listings at: pmcgilliard.murney.com

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Centerfire Real Estate Kokopelli Ranch, Socorro, NM 8,733 +/- Deeded Acres, 9,934.94 +/- New Mexico State Lease Acres. Four elk permits & one antelope permit. Also excellent deer & bird hunting. 1,300 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Ranch offered in a variety of ways – call listing brokers for information. Co-listed with O’Neill Land, LLC.

S. McPhaul Ranch, Catron County, NM A scenic hunting/cattle Ranch in Catron County, New Mexico. 6,400 deeded acres. Ranch receives about 8 muzzleloader and either-sex bow elk permits. $3,200,000

Owen Ranch, Mountainair, NM Cowboy’s dream! Arena, pens, chutes, 3 barns and bunkhouse! 4bd/3ba/2395 sq. ft. full of cowboy chic accoutrements sure to satisfy every cowgirl! Don’t miss this one $699,000

Call Max Kiehne 505/321-2846

503 acres in So. Navarro Co., Texas. It’s got it all. $2,000/acre. SALE PENDING. 532 acre CATTLE and HUNTING, N.E. Texas ranch, elaborate home, one-mile highway frontage. OWNER FINANCE at $2,000/acre. 274 acres in the shadow of Dallas. Secluded lakes, trees, excellent grass. Hunting and fishing. Dream home sites. $3,850/acre. 1,700 acre classic N.E. Texas cattle and hunting ranch. Some mineral production. $2,500/acre. 1250 acres in Montana. Excellent hunting, good pine timber to Marshall rock deposit. $775/acre. 326 acres West Texas, Ranch. $750/acre.

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Southern Arizona man pleads guilty in jaguar’s death

KEVIN C. REED Ranch Sales & Appraisals

by BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press

Ranchers Serving Ranchers TX & NM

southern Arizona biologist pleaded guilty on Friday to a misdemeanor federal charge for his role in the 2009 trapping and subsequent death of a rare jaguar known as “Macho B.” Emil McCain, 31, of Patagonia, entered his plea to illegally “taking” an endangered species in U.S. District Court in Tucson and was immediately sentenced to five years probation. McCain was also barred from being employed or involved in any project or job involving large wild cats, according to his plea agreement. McCain worked with the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project, which was contracted by a joint New Mexico-Arizona jaguar conservation team to study the elusive big cats. A Game and Fish employee who worked with McCain has been fired. A U.S. attorney’s office spokesman said the criminal investigation was ongoing but wouldn’t comment on whether others might also be charged. Another investigation into the matter by the state wildlife department was also ongoing. Macho B was trapped on Feb. 18, 2009, fitted with a radio collar and released. Game and Fish initially called it an “inadvertent capture” and a potential treasure trove for scientists trying to determine if the cats lived in the U.S. or just were occasional visitors from Mexico. The jaguar was recaptured due to health problems and euthanized on March 2, 2009. It was the only known wild jaguar in the United States. It wasn’t until several months later that questions began to arise about whether the jaguar had been intentionally the target of Game and Fish trappers who were looking for cougars and bears. According to the plea agreement McCain signed, he placed jaguar scat or told a woman on the trapping team to place jaguar scat at three snare sites in an attempt to capture and trap the jaguar. McCain knew a jaguar had recently been in the remote area between Arivaca and Nogales and the Game and Fish team he was working with only had authorization to trap mountain lions and bears for research, his plea stated. “We now know that McCain acted in a personal capacity to intentionally cap-

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LAND WANTED Investment group wants to buy large tracts of range land for cash! Seller might be able to leaseback for ongoing cattle operations.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following described estray animals have been taken under the provisions of Chapter 77, Article 13 of New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978, and sold for the benefit of the owners of said estrays as provided by law. The proceeds will be subject to claims and proof of ownership as provided by law. New Mexico Livestock Board · Myles Culbertson, Director · Albuquerque, N.M.

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“THIS IS NO BULL” Virden Perma-Bilt Company Engineering Department is now offering 1-7/8" x 24" windmill cylinder barrels, with caps, at 1/4 the price they are selling for now! These barrels and caps are made from thick heavy wall PVC and then lined with 1/4" of urethane. These barrels are as good as any brass barrel on the market! The urethane lining assures long life and true check strokes. Our 17/8" x 24" barrel sells for $54.80 plus $9.30 postage. It connects right to your 2" pipe (steel or PVC). These urethane lined barrels are doing a wonderful job right now! Send for information. VIRDEN PERMA-BILT CO. 2821 Mays St. • P.O. Box 7160 NMS Amarillo, TX 79114-7160 • 806/352-2761 www.virdenproducts.com Serving Farm and Ranch Since 1950

EPA, USDA to help livestock producers capture methane gas by RITA JANE GABBETT, www.meatingplace.com SDA and the EPA announced the agencies will provide up to $3.9 million over the next five years to help farms recover and use biogas. The collaboration will expand technical assistance efforts, improve technical standards and guidance to construct and evaluate biogas recovery systems, expand outreach to livestock producers and assist them with pre-feasibility studies. The agreement expands the work of the AgSTAR program, a joint EPA-USDA effort that helps livestock producers reduce methane emissions from their operations. Biogas is composed primarily of methane, a greenhouse gas the agencies said is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Biogas emitted from manure management systems called digesters can be collected and used to produce electricity, heat or hot water. About 150 on-farm manure digesters are now operating at U.S. livestock facilities. In addition, EPA estimates there are about 8,000 farms across the United States that are good candidates for capturing and using biogas. If all 8,000 farms implemented biogas systems, the agencies said methane emissions would be reduced by more than 34 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year, roughly equal to the annual emissions from 6.5 million passenger vehicles. In addition, these projects could generate more than 1,500 n megawatts of renewable energy.

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ture a jaguar,” Arizona Game and Fish said in a statement. “McCain’s admission of guilt supports the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s longstanding assertion that agency personnel did not set out with intention to capture a jaguar. “Until the Department has access to the federal investigation, the Department’s own internal investigation continues to be open and ongoing.” McCain’s lawyer, Alfred Donau, said his client has already taken a job out of the country as a wildlife biologist but wouldn’t disclose where. Donau told The Associated Press Friday that while McCain was remorseful the jaguar had died, the trapping would have had much different results if the cat had lived because he was seeking scientific data for conservation purposes. “If this jaguar hadn’t been the equivalent of 100 years old human age and he lived it would have been a huge boon to scientific research, because we would have known with a collar on him whether or not he was from Mexico or the native range was Arizona,” Donau said. “If the cat hadn’t died, there would have been a much different point of view of what took place here. This isn’t a case where somebody went out and tried to kill n an animal.”

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SEPTEMBER 1 – Ad copy deadline for September Livestock Market Digest 10-26 – New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM 15 – Ad copy deadline for October New Mexico Stockman

FARMERS/ RANCHERS You can help the ALBUQUERQUE CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME with food for needy children ... HERE’S HOW: Deliver animals w/broken legs, cull bulls, extra steers, heifers, or pigs to your local processor

ACCH WILL PAY FOR PROCESSING Call Dave Jenkins 505-604-7985 Get a tax benefit, too!

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Time and money utting back, lowering inputs, pinching pennies — they’ve all become catch phrases, a result of the recent recession. But before you tighten the belt on your cowherd or scale back on management, health or nutrition, be sure to weigh the impact. Being cost conscious pays in any economic climate, but you can only cut so much across the board before you cause harm. The secret is to get the most out of

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Pew’s statement on Congressional hearing on antibiotic resistance Pew Charitable Trusts news aura Rogers, project director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, issued the following statement recently, commenting on a hearing of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, where representatives of the Obama administration are expected to present testimony regarding the need to protect Americans from the growing problem of antibiotic resistance: “We applaud Chairman Frank Pallone for convening today’s hearing on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. We urge the subcommittee to focus on where and how improper use of antibiotics is occurring and what can be done to prevent this practice. With 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States being given to healthy food animals, we trust that today’s hearing will address the role that industrial farming plays in this problem. “The Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, testified before Congress in July that routine use of antibiotics for growth promotion and feed efficiency should be phased out as part of a public health approach to address antibiotic resistance. Almost a year later, we are still waiting for FDA and other appropriate federal agencies to articulate concrete, effective actions to eliminate routine use of antibiotics in industrial farming.

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start. As you build on this, individual identification can help with culling decisions, bull buying and even marketing. That may seem like an unnecessary expenditure of time, but long-term it’ll help you set goals and prioritize. You can focus on the most significant places to make improvements, saving time and headaches later. Tightening your calving season might help inch up the efficiency. By paring down the number of days spent in that hectic period of sleep-deprived high-alert time, you can spend the rest of the months completely centered on other aspects of

your cattle business. It’ll probably provide extra income, too, because the more uniform the group, the higher price they’ll fetch at the sale barn. As you’re gathering calves or keeping those long summer hours in the hayfield, seize each moment by thinking of ways to achieve greater efficiency. (That multitasking in itself will help.) Workable ideas will vary from ranch to ranch. Could you invest in equipment or facilities to save time and effort? Maybe you need to be more proactive in your health program so less work and money are spent treating sick calves.

“We hope that today’s hearing will initiate more action from the U.S. government in response to the crisis of antibiotic resistance. As recommended by the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Pediatrics and some 350 other organizations, Congress and the Administration should take steps immediately to phase out the routine use of antibiotics in food animal production. It is imperative that

Congress pass the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA, H.R. 1549, S.619). This important legislation would withdraw the routine use of seven classes of antibiotics vitally important to human health from food animal production unless animals or herds are sick or unless drug companies can prove that their use does not harm human health.” “It is time to take action to protect the n health of the American people.”

Walk through your entire production calendar. How much time do you spend bull shopping? Do your homework ahead of time. Study EPDs (expected progeny differences) and cow families; then try to amass a list of favorite sires before you mark the sale catalogs and head out to bid. Being prepared could encourage you make selections that are a better fit for your herd. It also helps curb impulse purchases that could cause problems for years to come. What is your grazing situation like? If you move up weaning, maybe you’d save a little grass for your cows and push winter feeding later. Or possibly you’re in the land of expansive pastures and your cattle aren’t utilizing every nook and cranny. Could you install waterers or a dividing fence to entice them? There are dozens of questions you can ask yourself about the efficiency of every aspect of your farm or ranch. So ask them, find answers and then act. The buzz these days is all about spending less. Sometimes there is nowhere left to cut spending without cutting your future, so work at getting more for your time and money. Think of it as stretching your dollar. n

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Klein Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 KMB Helicopters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 L L & H Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 La Gloria Cattle Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Land Pride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Land Wanted / Doug Caffey . . . . . . . . . 64 Lazy D Ranch Red Angus . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Lee, Lee & Puckitt / Kevin Reed . . . . . . 63 LG Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 M Manford Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 McGinley Red Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Merrick’s Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mesa Feed Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mesa Tractor, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 54 Michelet Homestead Realty . . . . . . . . . 63 Chas S. Middleton & Son . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Monfette Construction Co. . . . . . . . . . . 48 Montana del Oso Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Montoya Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Murney Assoc / Paul McGilliard . . . . . . 62 Mur-Tex Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 N New Mexico Beef Council . . . . . . . . 31, 32 NMCGA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 New Mexico Cattle Growers’ – Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Presidents Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 New Mexico 4-H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 New Mexico Property Group . . . . . . . . . 57 New Mexico Stockman Directory . . . . . . 27 New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc. . . . . . . 16 NMSU Animal & Range Sciences– Shad Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Milt Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 O O’Neill Land, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 P Pacific Livestock Auction . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Paco Feed Yard, LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Dan Paxton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Pelican Lake Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Phase-A-Matic, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 33 Phillips Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Poly Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pratt Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Joe Priest Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

R Ramro, LLC / RJ Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . 22 Ranch Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 The Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Rangeland Hands, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Red Doc Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 D.J. Reveal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Riley & Knight Appraisal, LLC . . . . . . . 57 Rob-Bilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Robertson Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Roswell Livestock Auction Co. . . . . . . . . 12 Roswell Wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Running Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 S Santa Gertrudis Breeders International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Santa Rita Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Schrimsher Ranch Real Estate, LLC . . . 56 Scott Land Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Singleton Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Smith Land & Cattle Co., LLC . . . . . . . 54 Stockmen’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Joe Stubblefield & Associates . . . . . . . . 57 T T & T Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Terrell Land & Livestock Co. . . . . . . . . . 61 Tire Water Troughs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tri-State Angus Ranches . . . . . . . . 42, 45 Tri-State Angus Ranches / Puppy . . . . . 49 Tri-State Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 U United Country Vista Nueva, Inc . . . . . . 58 USA Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 V Virden Perma-Bilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 W Weichert Realtors / 505 Group . . . . . . . 58 Dan Wendt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Western Legacy Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Westlake Cattle Growers, LLC . . . . . . . 26 Williams Windmill, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 49, 64 WW-Paul Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Y Yocom McCall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Z Zia Beef Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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NMSU Rodeo team finishes season strongly he New Mexico State University Rodeo (NMSU) men and women’s teams each placed second overall at the home National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo April 30 through May 1 in Las Cruces. “NMSU held their own during the final rodeo of the season. I was proud of the performances by our student athletes. The rodeo was great, the fans were great, the weather not so great. But it was a solid weekend for us, enabling NMSU to keep a hold of our top spot in the region,” said Jim Dewey Brown, NMSU Rodeo coach. For the men’s team, JoDan Mirabal, Grants, won first in the tie-down roping, with teammate Johnny Salvo, Horse Springs, placing second. In the team roping, Rodee Walraven, header, Datil, and Salvo, heeler, received second. Carlsbad native Brooke Hughes placed second in the breakaway roping event. Staci Stanbrough,Capitan, received second in the goat tying. Salvo was named the Men’s All-Around Champion for the weekend. Members of the rodeo team will go on to compete at the College National Finals n Rodeo June 13-19 in Casper, Wyo.

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